Hebrews

As Long As It's Today



Jonathan Maxwell brings a moving and thought provoking message, beginning with his own story of making the choice to be open and honest in all situations. Reading from the book of Hebrews, Jonathan reinforces that “as long as it is called ‘today’”, we are meant to encourage one another. God puts brokenness in our lives, says Jonathan, so that we remain dependent on Him. And there are times when our honesty in our brokenness can be of great encouragement to others. Jonathan then invites others to share their own hearts, and a great many of the people do so.

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Defining an Apostolic People



John Alley addresses the question of what it truly means to be an apostolic people. He begins with the pivotal point of the apostolic message – what makes an apostle? What are the defining characteristics? Hebrews 3:1 describes Jesus as “the apostle and high priest of our confession”. So Jesus, as the original apostle, is the pattern and example for all others. Jesus emptied himself of everything – position, authority, power, knowledge and will. He was sent to represent the Father, not himself. So we see that a true apostle is one who represents another, not self. John will continue this message at a future date.

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Other Messages About: Apostolic, Oneness, Jesus our High Priest, Hebrews

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Faith & Expectation



Philip Alley begins his message on faith and expectation by recapping previous messages on the subject of prayer and the things that need to be in place in order to pray effectively. Philip shares from the Scriptures, illustrating that our prayers are answered in accordance with our faith. We should not be afraid, but believe that God will do the things He says that He will do. Faith is a gift, says Philip, and we need to continue to develop that gift. Philip then moves on to expectation – what we expect to happen. Do we believe the right things? In prayer, says Philip, we lay down the rules relating to the way we wish to live. But we need to back up those prayer “rules” by our actions. Philip also covers the subject of judgements and criticisms that we hold against one another, and the hindrance that these are to our prayers.

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Other Messages About: Prayer, 2015 Prayer Series, Hebrews, Faith

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He Walked in Our Shoes



We have all heard the saying that before we judge someone, we should "walk a mile in their shoes". Philip Alley's message today centres on the incarnation of Christ, when God Himself came in human form and walked "in our shoes". Philip brings forth many Scripture verses that prove that Christ, while fully human, was at the same time fully divine. While Jesus was fully human, He was not merely human. Both the human nature and the divine nature existed in harmony - there was no division in Christ, but perfect unity. Philip goes on to illustrate from Scripture that the incarnation of Christ is strongly linked with the atonement for our sins. Hebrews 4 tells us that we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our human condition, but one who has gone before us and has shown the way to make Godly choices. So how are we to live in the light of the incarnation? Philip encourages the listener with Galatians 6:2, which exhorts the believer to carry one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. Philip adds the thought that just as Christ came in a human body, the Church embodies the Holy Spirit so that the world can see Christ.

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Other Messages About: Christmas, Incarnation, Galatians, Hebrews

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Christian Freedom and Faith-Rest



In this message John Alley continues on the theme of Sabbath Rest, exploring its depths for Christians under the new covenant. John takes a passage from Hebrews and explores faith rest for God's people. It says "there remains a rest for God's people," but what is that rest? Listen and be drawn closer to Christ as you do.

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Other Messages About: Sabbath, Rest, Hebrews, Sabbath Series, Faith

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Costly Grace



On the final day of the financial year John Alley challenged the people of God to undertake a spiritual stocktake, each one to search their own hearts to ensure that they have not only believed the message of salvation through the cross of Christ, but have indeed received the grace from Christ that is the power to live a holy life. It cost Jesus everything, says John, to make such grace available to us, and it costs us everything to receive that grace. Jesus had to die in order to make that grace available to us, and we also must die, to self, to sin and to the world, as we participate in receiving it. We surrender all that we are and have to Christ, and he imparts to us all that is His. John then clarifies his message with an overview of the powerful and well known words of Hebrews 12:1-2, which speaks of the process involved in not only the surrender of the life and body to Christ, but following on from that the great need we each have of being transformed by the renewing of the mind. All that was introductory to John then sharing the powerful and compelling narrative of his own journey in the apostolic call — of the three stages in the development of an apostle as experienced by him over the last 39 years, of the great trials and tests in those stages, and of what each has achieved and still achieving. There is a call here to stand in what the Lord ordains, and to trust.

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The Scriptures #7 - Our Hearts and the Word of God



This week John Alley brings his series of teaching on the subject of the Holy Scriptures to a conclusion with strong exhortation to ensure that our hearts are in accord with the word of God. John begins his message with reference to Hebrews 4:12-13, which describes the word of God as living and active, able to penetrate and divide even soul and spirit. John speaks at length of the importance of taking in the word of God, and then of allowing that word to be the standard by which our lives are lived. John concludes his message with several excerpt s from Psalm 119, the psalm of David focused on the word of God. Sunday 2 September 2012

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Other Messages About: Scripture, Scriptures Series, Hebrews, Psalms

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